Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Shedding The Burqa In Pakistan

This was a surprise:

“As our men are no longer stressing that we wear the burqa, so we have now abandoned it,” said Zuhra, who belongs to the Mohmand tribe and lives in the semi-lawless tribal areas in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.


“This area is experiencing great change in many Pashtun traditions and abandoning the traditional burqa is no exception,” said Shahida Parveen, a female journalist.
Dare we hope for such change, so soon? Read the whole thing, as it also mentions the move of women into areas such as"banking, IT and businesses like carpets and gems." Worth your time.